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Berkeley's Original Mansion: For Families or Larger groups! Walk to UC Berkeley!

Kal

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian, mandarin
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Kal

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian, mandarin
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Berkeley's Original Mansion: For Families or Larger groups! Walk to UC Berkeley!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom House (Sleeps 5-12)

Perfect for the modern renter with an appreciation for the past, or for students and families from UC Berkeley, or for an event, this massive Queen Anne Victorian has been completely restored and features luxurious details, such as handmade Persian carpets, elaborate woodwork and hardwood floors, and eclectic interior design. With 5 huge bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this elegant mansion offers a full floor of public rooms to spread out and is suitable for very large families and reunions, wedding parties, etc.

The home boasts a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and entertaining spaces such as a parlor with grand piano, a large formal dining room with fireplace, living room with fireplace, and a charming breakfast nook. Modern amenities include high speed wireless internet, 500 channel TV, multiple sound systems, and ornate Asian and European antiques and art.

Step outside to a large private brick courtyard and you’ll notice the greenhouse and beautiful surrounding gardens. You will love the fountains, fish pond, and outdoor seating. Relax in peace amid 50’ timber bamboo, 7’ redwood fence entirely around the property, and high ivy and bamboo covered walls. The home is as secure as it is serene, yet two blocks from downtown, campus, transportation, and shopping.

A spacious Berkeley oasis with all the comforts of home… welcome to your vacation getaway!

PRIVATE 'URBAN MANSION' IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY

No other place compares with the home's convenient location. Perfectly situated within walking distance of hundreds of unique shops and gourmet restaurants: 1 block from Telegraph Avenue, 3 blocks from the Elmwood Shopping District, 5 blocks from Shattuck’s Gourmet Ghetto, 5 blocks from the Berkeley Art Museum, close to the famous Chez Panisse and Berkeley's 'Left Bank' with its cafes and Nobel prize winners.

Visiting the area for a loved one’s graduation? Campus tour? Football weekend? Stay just a few blocks south of the UC Berkeley campus, with easy access to the legendary Zellerbach Hall, Cal Memorial Stadium, and Rec Center. You can walk to campus in under 5 minutes, the new football stadium in under 10, and save yourself the stress of finding parking or a hotel miles away.

Also adjacent to Whole Foods, the famous Berkeley Bowl supermarket, Alta Bates Hospital, and express buses. Want to visit San Francisco or other Bay Area destinations? Take a short 12 minute walk to three different BART stations.

With close proximity to all things Berkeley, a car is not necessary to get around. We offer 4 bikes in our bike garage for easy exploration.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kal (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Kal

I first moved to Berkeley decades ago to attend Boalt Law School (now known as Berkeley Law). I later joined the faculty, and since retiring from teaching, this special city and this incredibly unique house has captured my heart.

What makes this house unique

Berkeley's Oldest Original Mansion dates back to the 19th century, before the San Francisco earthquake, and adds a special sense of history to any stay. Substantial renovations have introduced the highest standards of modern comfort and living, while preserving exquisite finishes that are the hallmark of this classic Queen Anne Victorian.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My cousin was to be married in Tilden Park August 20th 2011 and I needed the minimum of a three bedroom rental to use as a one week home base for two adults and two teenagers. This same cousin sent me listings of several VRBO homes in the area and Alan's home met our criteria.



Due to our busy schedules Alan and I spoke several times before our arrival. He made sure the contract was to our liking, offered references and even sent a list of "must see" places to go during our stay.



Upon our arrival, Alan's trusty right hand caretaker Tai, picked us up at the train stop and took us to the house while along the way pointing out places to eat and the local movie theaters.



Alan's wife's family is from Burma and the landscaping of the grounds and interior of the home lend themselves to this style of decoration. The exterior is very peaceful and is a great place for coffee in the AM and coming back to after a full day in the PM.



We really enjoyed the park down the block, convenient parking, great restaurants nearby and an overall good vibe.
Aug 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

1 traveler review

Write a Review
Berkeley's Original Mansion: For Families or Larger groups! Walk to UC Berkeley!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

A Wonderful Summer Stay

  • 5 of 5

My cousin was to be married in Tilden Park August 20th 2011 and I

needed the minimum of a three bedroom rental to use as a one

week home base for two adults and two teenagers. This same cousin

sent me listings of several VRBO homes in the area and Alan's home met our criteria.

Due to our busy schedules Alan and I spoke several

times before our arrival. He made sure the contract was to our

liking, offered references and even sent a list of "must see" places

to go during our stay.

Upon our arrival, Alan's trusty right hand caretaker Tai, picked us

up at the train stop and took us to the house while along the way

pointing out places to eat and the local movie theaters.

Alan's wife's family is from Burma and the landscaping of the

grounds and interior of the home lend themselves to this style

of decoration. The exterior is very peaceful and is a great place

for coffee in the AM and coming back to after a full day in the PM.

We really enjoyed the park down the block, convenient parking,

great restaurants nearby and an overall good vibe.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Oakland Ferry
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Emeryville Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 13
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

PRIVATE 'URBAN MANSION' IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY

No other place compares with the home's convenient location. Perfectly situated within walking distance of hundreds of unique shops and gourmet restaurants: 1 block from Telegraph Avenue, 3 blocks from the Elmwood Shopping District, 5 blocks from Shattuck’s Gourmet Ghetto, 5 blocks from the Berkeley Art Museum, close to the famous Chez Panisse and Berkeley's 'Left Bank' with its cafes and Nobel prize winners.

Visiting the area for a loved one’s graduation? Campus tour? Football weekend? Stay just a few blocks south of the UC Berkeley campus, with easy access to the legendary Zellerbach Hall, Cal Memorial Stadium, and Rec Center. You can walk to campus in under 5 minutes, the new football stadium in under 10, and save yourself the stress of finding parking or a hotel miles away.

Also adjacent to Whole Foods, the famous Berkeley Bowl supermarket, Alta Bates Hospital, and express buses. Want to visit San Francisco or other Bay Area destinations? Take a short 12 minute walk to three different BART stations.

With close proximity to all things Berkeley, a car is not necessary to get around. We offer 4 bikes in our bike garage for easy exploration.

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Rates & Availability

From $786 Per night

Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$5,500
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Graduation
May 14 2015 - May 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$5,500
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Cal vs. Grambling
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Cal vs. San Diego
Sep 11 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Cal vs. Washington
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Cal vs. USC
Oct 30 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Cal vs. Oregon
Nov 13 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Cal vs. Arizona
Nov 27 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Graduation
Dec 16 2015 - Dec 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,000
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

On-site parking $40
Cleaning $300
Notes All rates are subject to discussion and negotiation up or down, based on usage.

Special rates for weddings and festivities, such as rehearsal dinners and wedding parties.
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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), additional beds if necessary
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis

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$1,469 per week
5 night min stay
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